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Emotional abuse, teen self harm, depression - new book
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Emotional abuse, teen self harm, depression - new book

Hi everyone,

Many of you know the eqi.org site. We have been supporters of School Survival for quite some time now. And Soul Riser has also been very supportive of us.

I want to let you know that we have helped write a new book called "Letters from the Unloved - The hidden world of teen depression".

The book contains real letters I have received over the years which help show the connection between abuse, especially emotional and verbal abuse, and self harm, etc.

You can read more about it here....

http://www.eqi.org/lettersbook.htm

We'd like to try to get the book into school libraries and counseling offices, so if you could email us with the school counselor's email address for example, we will send them a pdf so they can look at it. Or if you would be willing to show someone in your school that would be much appreciated.

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Hi there Biggrin

That book really is very awesome, although depressing to read.

I will make this an announcement for a while so that more people see it.

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Re: Emotional abuse, teen self harm, depression - new book

Seems like a pretty good book, just makes me sad reading some of the letters. I think the main problem is that these people don't realize they have the power to get these abusive people out of their lives - make things better.
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Very depressing... very true... but also inspiring to know that there are people out there who understand and care enough to make a book about it...
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Really pisses me off. I have some friends whose parents talk to them in the ways some kids describe in this book... makes me think that some people should be sterilized.

Sad thing is those parents probably are so fucked up themselves they don't see the harm they do. It's just a sad cycle, unless someone can help those who've been crippled by it.

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RE: Emotional abuse, teen self harm, depression - new book

This section is for comments, discussion and feedback on our new book, Letters from the Unloved - The Hidden World of Teen Depression

This is a book that I (Steve) and one of our volunteers put together. It is a collection of letters from teens and adults who have emotionally abusive parents. We hope that it will help raise awareness of the cause and effect relationship between parents and self-harm, depression and suicide.

For a limited time we have a PDF copy of the book on this link






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The link doesn't work... goes to a 404 error.

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(12-15-2012 06:07 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  The link doesn't work... goes to a 404 error.



June 2013 update....

The full book in PDF is now available from this link which has all of our free PDF books on it. (3 as of today)


http://www.core.eqi.org/free_pdfs_from_eqi.htm


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Wut?

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Looks like a neat read. Not entirely my taste though so I think I'll pass. I think that the best way of getting the info out there is by mixing it with a little humor. People tend to listen a bit more when you make them laugh. Heck, it's working for Cracked.com, why not us?
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I almost thought Steve came back.

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I think stevenhein got scared off by Potato.

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